Arboretum Wespelaar is OPEN every wednesday and sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. until November 14th 2021 included.
For safety reasons, we ask you to register in advance (choose a time slot and buy your ticket), by clicking the orange button "Book your ticket" at the top of this homepage. Annual ticket holders and children up to the age of 12 do not need to register, but should arrive 15 minutes before or 15 minutes after the hour to avoid lines. For the moment, it is only possible to book your visit up to Sunday, April 18th included. Later visits can be booked starting April 19th.
This SPRING LEAFLET guides you through the arboretum with information on the trees, the vistas and some history.
One plant - one name! Koen Camelbeke of Arboretum Wespelaar is trying to achieve this ultimate goal for the maples (genus Acer) together with an international team of maple experts. Want to know more? Click here for the article that appeared on the Maple Society Website.
The Red List of Acer (revised and extended) is now available on the BGCI website. This Red List gives the conservation status of all 158 maple or Acer species. The report reveals that 1 in 5 species of Acer are threatened with extinction in the wild. The Foreword is written by Koen Camelbeke, director of Arboretum Wespelaar. Arboretum Wespelaar, which has a big collection of maples and also focuses on red-listed tree species, was one of the participating institutions in the creation of this red list. The arboretum holds a large collection of Acer images and high resolution scans by Jan De Langhe (By Jan De Langhe, dendrologist at Ghent University Botanical Garden, in collaboration with Arboretum Wespelaar), which were used in this publication.
Lees hier ons jaarverslag 2020!